Creative Business Survival Kit
Entrepreneurship is no walk in the park, it is hiking. Entrepreneurship in times of war is hiking in a blizzard with no internet connection, map, and equipment.
To support the daredevils running creative businesses in Ukraine, we designed the Creative Business Survival Kit. The kit includes two months of weekly personal consultations and EUR 1,000 to start solving the most pressing issues. Experts from Ukraine and the EU will advise you on overcoming the challenges in the Ukrainian market, internationalisation, and optimising the operational processes.
You can apply for Creative Business Survival Kit twice a year. Follow our social media or subscribe to our newsletter to be the first to know when your call opens.
This is for tailor-made business solutions
We do not have ready-made solutions. Together with our business consultants, you will solve the pressing challenges of your business: optimise the organisational structure, adapt the financial model, design new products or decide on the markets to start with international expansion. After two months of regular meetings, you will test the hypotheses and adjust the action plan.
This is for action, not theory
You will get EUR 1,000 to advance your business. Generator, translation of your website into English, consultation on sales on Etsy, Facebook targeting — after the consultations, you will know exactly how to spend the money effectively.
This is for consultations from pros
Our business consultants have 5+ years of experience, know-how in the sphere of creative industries and an understanding of how to unleash the potential of their clients. We work with mentors from the EU, as well as pros of the Ukrainian creative scene — Anna Petrova, Volodymyr Vorobey, Inna Shynkarenko, Kostiantyn Vorobiov, Olena Kobylianska, and Oleksandr Romanishyn.
This is for indomitable creative businesses
We support ecological brands of ceramics, architectural visualisation studios, children's publishing houses, media about visual culture and other creative enterprises that keep working even during the full-scale war. All you need is a strong motivation and the desire to implement changes.
This is for you!
We are all over Ukraine
Stories of success
- Warmth born in the mountains: how the Gushka woollen goods workshop was founded
- “To retreat from your principles means to lose”: Olena Afanasieva on how to continue creating projects, even if your city is under occupation
- “We felt as if we were not in prison, but rather in a normal life”: why education is important for women in places of detention